- There were another 52 positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, bringing the total up to 549. Two more Iowans also passed away.
- The underlying data not only shows a significant drop in the number of tests processed (468) but also a rise in the percent of positive cases, which topped 11% yesterday
- Iowans experiencing legal issues due to COVID-19 can call (800) 332-0419 and receive free legal advice from Iowa Legal Aid.
- The Governor issued a new public health proclamation to extend the time that unopened bottles of wine and beer may be sold curbside until April 7. It also allows mixed drinks with a lid to be sold for carry-out or drive-through.
- After extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April, the White House forecasted between 100,000 – 240,000 Americans could die from coronavirus this year. The projections for Iowa show 777 deaths.
Helpful Links With More Information
A new summary of recently passed federal legislation and its impact on Iowa will be continuously updated and is available here: https://tinyurl.com/sg2hluc
For the latest updates from the Iowa Governor’s office on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov
For the latest updates on coronavirus and to learn more about prevention efforts, go to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
For Iowans with questions about COVID-19, a public hotline is open 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431
Click below for continuous updates on Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions created by the Iowa House Democratic Research Staff: https://bit.ly/2UjkO80
Criteria for getting tested for COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html
For updates related to child care, child welfare, Medicaid, and social workers, go to the Dept. of Human Services page at https://dhs.iowa.gov/COVID19
For businesses, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is compiling resources available (including grants) at www.iowabusinessrecovery.com
For workers displaced due to coronavirus, unemployment benefits may be available in 7-10 days from filing. Click here to apply: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits
State officials launched a new website to connect healthy Iowans who want to volunteer in their communities with nonprofits: http://volunteeriowa.galaxydigital.com/